Wizz Air began flights between Craiova in Romania and Tel Aviv on 19 June. The 1,667-kilometre route is one of two routes to Tel Aviv that launched this week, with the other being from Lublin. Wizz Air will link Craiova to Tel Aviv twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays) on its fleet of A320s. With this launch the ULCC now serves 11 destinations from Craiova.
Kutaisi Airport held a cake cutting ceremony to officially open its new route from London Luton on 18 June. The 3,364-kilometre sector will be flown twice-weekly (Thursdays and Sundays) on the airline’s fleet of A320s.
- Wizz Air has continued its rapid route expansion by adding a further five services to its network this week, continuing on from the eight routes it launched at the end of May, along with its two routes to Iceland from Wroclaw and Prague, plus its entrance into the Kazakhstan market from Budapest that started at the beginning of June. The airport which has seen the biggest net gain in routes from Wizz Air this week is Tel Aviv (TLV), with it gaining twice-weekly services from Craiova (CRA), which will be served on Mondays and Fridays, and Lublin (LUZ) which will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The latter route is the only one launched by Wizz Air which will see direct competition, with LOT Polish Airlines itself also beginning services on the route this week. The average sector length of Wizz Air’s new routes is 1,793 kilometres, with all sectors scheduled to operate on the carrier’s fleet of A320s according to OAG schedules. See how Craiova Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.
||Tel Aviv (TLV)
||LOT Polish Airlines (2)
|London Luton (LTN)
||Berlin Schönefeld (SXF)
||Tel Aviv (TLV)
|Source: OAG Schedules Analyser data for w/c 20 June 2017. WF = Weekly Frequency.